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Follow up training for trainers on the use of the National Practice Model in 7 pilot regions

Monday, December 19, 2016

Wednesday, 14th December, 44 representatives of the departments of education, social assistance and family protection, regional hospitals, and police inspectorates from 7 pilot regions: Orhei, Soroca, Telenesti, Nisporeni, Cahul, and Causeni, participated in the second stage of the follow-up training for trainers on the use of the National Practice Model “Getting it Right TOGETHER for every child”.

In their turn, the groups of trainers will train specialists from the areas of education, health, public order, social assistance, churches, emergency services in the project’s pilot regions. This process started at the beginning of this year in other three regions: Ungheni, Calarasi, and Falesti.

The National Practice Model sets out the mechanism of inter-sector collaboration to ensure the well-being of every child, by uniting the efforts of the professionals who interact with children and families, in order to make necessary interventions and provide relevant support, before the situation could become worse and the family could enter into difficulty. The ultimate goal of the NPM is to focus the efforts on family strengthening, allowing them to raise and educate own children, by developing parenting skills and connecting to the relevant community resources.

The piloting of the National Practice Model started in November 2015, with an ordinance of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family. The model is intended to incorporate into national-level child protection policies and practices by the year 2017.

Partnerships for Every Child, in cooperation with the line ministries, is currently developing common assessment and intervention tools that will be used for the implementation of the NPM by professionals in all relevant areas.

The National Practice Model, adapted for the Republic of Moldova, was developed based on two approaches/work models used in the international practice. The “Getting it Right for Every Child” model is taken over from Scotland, where it had been piloted for 10 years, and started to be used at the national level in 2014, serving as a practice model for several European countries. The “Strengthening Families” Model is a framework of family protective factors, taken from the US practice, where it had been used for 20 years, being recently extended in several European countries.

The event was organized by Partnerships for Every Child, within the USAID-funded project “Children in Moldova are cared for in safe and secure families” implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, Ministry of Education, and 11 LPA of the country.

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